Emotional Freedom Technique (or EFT) is one of the tools or strategies I use in my coaching. EFT is also sometimes called tapping because that is exactly what it is. EFT involves ‘tapping’ on selected acupressure points on your body. It is called Emotional Freedom Technique because it is a technique to remove the negative emotions that limit our success. Using this technique you can gain the ‘emotional freedom’ to be, do and have what you really want in life.
EFT is based on the same principles that have been used for thousands of years in acupuncture but without the needles. We use our fingers to tap on various acupressure points on our head, face, body and hands while focusing on the issue or problem that we have.
There are now many different versions of EFT. The original form of EFT was developed by Gary Craig and based on the discovery on Dr Callaghan in 1980 when his work led him to the conclusion that ‘the cause of all negative emotion is a disruption in the body’s energy system’. EFT is a way to release negative emotions and feelings and the more traditional versions of EFT focus on negative statements while tapping, such as ‘I am worthless’ ‘I will never get a job” or whatever the issue is. Gradually whilst tapping other things may come up, which if tapped on will begin to peel away the layers of the problem, much the same as peeling an onion, until you get to the core or basis of the problem.
EFT or Tapping is easy to learn and can be self applied. Once you have learned the technique anyone can do it, but sometimes with deep seated, complex problems we need help from a coach or EFT Practitioner to get to the core of the problem’. Alternatively there are resources online. I have recently become aware of the work of Brad Yates. He approaches the ‘problem’ a little differently and mixes both positive and negative statements.